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How to Change Slide Size in PowerPoint

2021-10-29 16:31:57 • Filed to: PowerPoint Features • Proven solutions

A well-created PDF presentation speaks to professionalism and attention to detail, two characteristics that can come in handy in any business or professional environment. As such, you don’t want your presentation’s slides to look any less than presentable, and that means that they should be sized appropriately. But we all know that when creating the presentation, it is easy to get all caught up in the process and forget the design aspect of the presentation. In this guide, we will be sharing with you the best way to change slide size in PowerPoint to make sure they are just right.

How to Change Slide Size in PowerPoint

There are various options when changing the size of slides in PowerPoint, and we will take a look at all of them here to give you various options when designing the PDF. Here are the steps to change slide size in PowerPoint.

Step 1. Open the Presentation

Open the presentation whose slides you would like to resize. Click on the “Customize” button group in the “Design” tab and then click “Slide Size.”

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Step 2. Change the Slide Size

You can change the aspect ratio of the slides by either choosing the “Widescreen” or “Standard” options from the dropdown menu. You can also choose to select a custom size or change the aspects of the slide by selecting the “Custom Slide Size” option.

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Step 3. Select and Apply the Slide Size

To change the orientation of the slides, you can either choose “Portrait” or “Landscape” in the “Orientation” section. Once done, you can click “OK” to apply the changes and then save the document.

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How to Reduce PowerPoint File Size with PowerPoint

It is also not uncommon for PowerPoint files to be overly large, making it difficult to share them easily. To reduce the size of the PowerPoint file, you can follow these simple steps.

Step 1. Open the Presentation

Open the PowerPoint presentation and then double-click on one of the images in the presentation. Then click the "Format" > “Compress Pictures” tab.

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Step 2. Compress the Pictures

Now, a dialogue box will pop up. To ensure that this applied to all images, uncheck the “Apply only to this picture” option. Besides, you can click on the “Email (96 ppi)” option and finally click "OK."

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This will compress all images to the selected format, effectively reducing the size of the overall presentation.

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  • It can then be used to easily edit all aspects of the PDF, including being able to edit the text, images, and pages. You can change the text size and font style, just as you can easily change the size of the images.
  • Once you’ve edited the document, you can then convert the document to a myriad of other formats, including HTML, Excel, Word, PowerPoint, and many more.
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How to Reduce PowerPoint File Size with PDFelement

Step 1. Import PowerPoint into PDFelement

Open PDFelement and then click on “Open File” to select the presentation. You can also simply drag and drop the presentation into the program’s main window to open it. This will convert the PowerPoint to PDF.

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Step 2. Optimize PDF

To reduce the overall size of the presentation, click on “File” > “Optimize” and then choose the level of optimization you would like to use.

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Step 3. Convert to PowerPoint

Save the changes you have made and then click “Convert” > “To PPT.” Choose the output folder in the dialogue box that opens, and then click “Save.”

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